Journal Article

ECJ allows service marks for retail trade and tells Nestlé it can ‘HAVE A BREAK’ without having a Kit Kat

Mark Shillito and Rebecca Powell

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

Volume 1, issue 1, pages 15-17
Published in print November 2005 | ISSN: 1747-1532
Published online November 2005 | e-ISSN: 1747-1540 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jiplp/jpi010
ECJ allows service marks for retail trade and tells Nestlé it can ‘HAVE A BREAK’ without having a Kit Kat

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In response to a reference from the UK Court of Appeal, under trade mark Directive 89/104/EEC of 21 December 1988, the ECJ determined that distinctive character may be acquired through use as part of an already registered trade mark.

Journal Article.  1363 words. 

Subjects: Arbitration ; Intellectual Property Law

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